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"Yes, hello, Police? I think the blackbird in my garden is singing socialist anthems and radicalising the mice."

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Ich war auf dem besten Klo ever. Der Konzertsaal ist ok. Das Klo ist der Hammer.

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"Time to put the book down and go to sleep."
I look up. My future self is standing next to the bed. I check the time.
"Damn! Sorry."
"I only have myself to blame," future me says.
"You look terrible."
"I'm knackered. We need to find a way to travel more than five hours back."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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husten im büro
"ich hab mich heut getestet"
na dann ist ja gut

#haiku

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Das Auto wurde mit #StreetComplete gepimpt um unterwegs komfortabler für #OSM Mappen zu können 😎​

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Pakistan put out a call for 160 million in aid and I can't stop thinking about how triple that amount was raised in a few days for Notre Dame.

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🌠 Don't forget the Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids will peak on the night between August 12th and 13th. There will be up to 100 meteors per hour. I recommend writing down wishes in advance :D #perseids #shootingstar #meteors #astronomy

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David tenant implies the existence of a Goliath landlord has anyone made this joke please let me be at peace

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All borders are fake but the ones that are straight lines on a mercator projection are extra fake.

Ohne die Umrechnung in Saarländer kann ich mir das nicht vorstellen. 🤪 "25 Fußballfelder" finde ich irgendwie auch nicht besonders anschaulich.

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Bitte hört auf über zu reden. Wer wirklich davon überzeugt ist, Verzicht sei das richtige Wort, der muss verdammt verwöhnt und unreflektiert sein.
Es geht um ökologischen Anstand, um Genügsamkeit, also der Befriedigung existentieller Bedürfnisse, also um die Verweigerung von Luxus, der Verweigerung (und nicht Verzicht), bei der Zerstörung unserer Lebensgrundlagen mitzumachen.

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When I think about climate change, I think about the Great Stink.

By 1830, London was the largest, richest city in the world. But the city's waste management systems had not changed appreciably since medieval times. Most human waste was handled quite simply: it was just dumped into the River Thames.

The result was a slow-growing crisis that lasted three decades. Cholera outbreaks (from drinking tainted water, though nobody understood that then) periodically wracked the city, killing tens of thousands. The stench from the river gradually grew worse and worse, making life in riverside districts increasingly intolerable. The government was too hesitant to take dramatic action, though; it tried instead to mitigate the problem, by pouring lime into the river to cut the stench.

It all came to a head in the summer of 1858. A dry spell caused the level of the river to drop, leaving the banks coated with mounds of what the newspapers delicately called "impure matter." The stench was so bad that it became known as "the Great Stink." Parliament, whose halls were right on the river, could not conduct business. The smell in the chambers was so strong that all the curtains were soaked in chloride of lime to try and block it. (It didn't work.)

Parliament was now faced with a simple, stark choice: do something to clean up the river, or move itself out of London altogether. Members seriously discussed relocating to Oxford and St. Albans, but in the end, they decided to act. Municipal engineer Joseph Bazalgette was authorized to build a network of new sewers, at the then-staggering cost of £3 million, to be paid for by taxing every London household three pennies for the next 40 years.

Bazalgette's sewers solved the problem. They solved it so well they're still in use today. But democratic government had to be dragged kicking and screaming into making them happen. Only when the problem made their own lives intolerable did they finally act.

How all this relates to climate change, I shall leave as an exercise for the reader.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_St

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@Alpha Wow. Ein wirklich gutes Rezept. Hat auf Anhieb geklappt. War erst skeptisch bzgl des Verhältnisses Fett-Zucker-Mehl. Aber die Konsistenz ist echt toll cremig-locker. Im Vergleich zu sonstigem trockenen Rührkuchen eher wie ne edle Zitronenpraline. Die Zitronenscheiben sind so viel raffinierter als Zuckerguss. Perfekt zum Sommerkaffee wenn man Besuch hat. Vielen vielen Dank.

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E-Scooter umwerfen ist wie Kühe schubsen, nur vegan.

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This is not true about me. Does your Choice of distribution match your preparation method?

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🚨++Breaking++🚨
Das Bundesverwaltungsgericht hat entschieden, dass die Küstenautobahn A20 nicht wie geplant gebaut werden darf- ein erster Erfolg! Jetzt heißt es den ganzen Verkehrswegeplan neu machen, @Wissing. Neue Autobahnen inmitten der Klimakrise sind fossiler Wahnsinn!
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RT @BVerwG_de
Vorerst kein Bau der A 20 zwischen Westerstede und Jaderberg bverwg.de/pm/2022/45
twitter.com/BVerwG_de/status/1

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schade dass immer dieselben jahreszeiten kommen

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White people have race
Cis men have gender
Straight people have sexuality
Abled people have access needs.

It's just that theirs are dominant and unquestioned in a way that refuses coexistence with difference, always elbowing others out while denying they do it.

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